Taxonomy

Andrena (Andrena) fulva | Tawny Mining Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Regionally Extinct (2006 Red List) but rediscovered in 2012

Species Biology

Identification


  • Medium-large sized solitary species (12-14mm)
  • Spring flight period
  • Thorax and abdomen with distinctive bright red-orange hairs
  • Males smaller than females and less distinctive

Habitat

Two known records from Ireland in the 1920's and thought to be extinct until 2012 when it was rediscovered in two locations. Recent records appear to be associated with gardens.

Flight period

April-May

Nesting biology

Ground nesting (rich soil)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Acer, Ilex, Berberis, Brassica, Buxus, Viburnum, Quercus , Ribes, Ranunculus, Crataegus, Prunus, Cotoneaster, Amelanchier, Salix

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Western Europe, eastwards to the Balkans

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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References

Publications

Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.

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